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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR
Air Date: Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#220) "Bad Reception"
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PRESIDENT KIRKMAN NEGOTIATES THE RELEASE OF AN AMERICAN OVERSEAS, ON ABC'S 'DESIGNATED SURVIVOR,' WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

"Bad Reception" - President Kirkman negotiates with a foreign government to release an American held overseas, while attorney Ethan West (Michael J. Fox) continues his investigation, on ABC's "Designated Survivor," WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

"Designated Survivor" stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

"Bad Reception" was written by Tom Garrigus and Jessica Grasl, and directed by Chris Grismer.

"Designated Survivor" is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. David Guggenheim is creator and executive producer. In addition to Guggenheim, the series is executive produced by Mark Gordon, Kiefer Sutherland, Simon Kinberg, Nick Pepper, Jeff Melvoin, Suzan Bymel, Aditya Sood and Keith Eisner, who serves as showrunner on the series.

"Designated Survivor" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-14, L parental guideline.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (NETFLIX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/16 - 6/7/19
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2018-2019 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
3 (53 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 7/24/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from Netflix's web site, June 2019) America's fate rests in the hands of a low-level official after an attack on Washington decimates the government in this gripping political thriller.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adan Canto as Aaron Shore
· Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett
· Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes
· Kal Penn as Seth Wright
· Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman
· LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter
· Maggie Q as Hannah Wells
· Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone
· Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman
· Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aditya Sood as EP
· Amy Harris as EP
· David Guggenheim as CRTR/EP
· Jeff Melvoin as EP
· Jon Harmon Feldman as EP
· Kiefer Sutherland as EP
· Mark Gordon as EP
· Nicholas Pepper as EP
· Paul McGuigan as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Simon Kinberg as EP
· Suzan Bymel as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Kinberg Genre
· Mark Gordon Company, The